British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Everything Else > Off topic

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13-04-21, 08:30 AM
gurkharifles's Avatar
gurkharifles gurkharifles is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 754
Default French Surrender !

Saw this on a social media platform and it amused me ! "Apparently Boris got a phone call on Saturday from Macron offering the surrender of France. Boris was confused until he realised that Macron had mis interpreted the 41 gun salute for HRH Prince Philip at Portsmouth! " -
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13-04-21, 08:38 AM
mike_vee's Avatar
mike_vee mike_vee is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Uxbridge
Posts: 2,063
Default

Someone else posted that a couple of days ago and apparently another member got upset and the post/thread was removed !

I personally thought it was a bit of tongue in cheek humour that was in the same vein as some of the comments/gaffs the D of E was well known for.


.
__________________
British Legion/Royal British Legion , Poppy/Remembrance/Commemorative.

Poppy and British Legion Wanted & Spares for sale/swap
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13-04-21, 09:44 AM
49lassiepen 49lassiepen is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South Wales
Posts: 1,548
Default

I posted this a few days ago as a tongue in cheek post One member objected to it an made remarks concerning it .I asked the moderator to remove it
One of our other members told the objector to get a life -my sentiments also
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13-04-21, 11:02 AM
gurkharifles's Avatar
gurkharifles gurkharifles is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 754
Default 1000 YEARS OF ANNOYING THE FRENCH

Apologies in advance then if it was deemed "insensitive" to the French - but I've just finished a brilliant book by Stephen Clarke - "1000 years of Annoying the French" - It's well researched and very funny and seeks to explain the "love hate relationship that exists between the two countries and that our versions of the same events "are like two completely different stories" - It starts from 1066 and goes through to the present day - but one fact I didn't know which may interest forum members concerns D-Day. I knew something of the Allied distrust for De Gaulle and his anger about being excluded from the D Day planning - but I didn't realise the full extent of the French involvement in the actual landings . So here's a question for you - out of the initial landing force of some 156,000 troops on D Day - how many were French ?

I'll give you the answer later today - no googling !
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13-04-21, 11:07 AM
Volunteer Soldier Volunteer Soldier is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 78
Default

Six?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 13-04-21, 12:08 PM
gurkharifles's Avatar
gurkharifles gurkharifles is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 754
Smile

Did you not see the Longest Day ?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 13-04-21, 02:16 PM
mike_vee's Avatar
mike_vee mike_vee is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Uxbridge
Posts: 2,063
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gurkharifles View Post
Did you not see the Longest Day ?
Remembered the scene from the movie and while searching for it found the answer to your question ....... but won't give it away !


.
__________________
British Legion/Royal British Legion , Poppy/Remembrance/Commemorative.

Poppy and British Legion Wanted & Spares for sale/swap
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 13-04-21, 03:42 PM
Scotlandthebrave's Avatar
Scotlandthebrave Scotlandthebrave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: FRANCE
Posts: 143
Default

hello,
177 with the Commando KIEFFER;
REGARDS
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 13-04-21, 05:18 PM
Lemataf's Avatar
Lemataf Lemataf is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 108
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scotlandthebrave View Post
hello,
177 with the Commando KIEFFER;
REGARDS
Hello,

Good answer from Scotlandthebrave, only talking of soldiers who landed.

You may add a few 1000s if you count the crews from french ships & planes involved in D Day landing. Other troops landed later during the Normandy campaign, eg 2e DB, which despite later deployment made its path up to Eagle Nest Berchtesgaden, via Paris.

Worth to mention too that most of fighting frenchs troops were fighting hard times at D Day Normandy landing time in Italy, and to remind as well that out of the 350 000 troops who partipated to the Provence landing in August, almost a quarter of million (230 000) were frenchs, including my grand father. Simple reason for this is that most of the fighting frenchs soldiers were closer to Provence (either fighting in Italy, or massed in North Africa -a then french colony- waiting for the landing in provence).

Cheers,

JD the French who didn’t hear HRH 41 guns & does not surrender
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 13-04-21, 06:16 PM
gurkharifles's Avatar
gurkharifles gurkharifles is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 754
Default

Oui 😀
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 13-04-21, 07:00 PM
crest-insignia's Avatar
crest-insignia crest-insignia is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: On a rock in the solent.
Posts: 409
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 49lassiepen View Post
I posted this a few days ago as a tongue in cheek post One member objected to it an made remarks concerning it .I asked the moderator to remove it
One of our other members told the objector to get a life -my sentiments also
What I actually said was ‘get a life, woke merchant’, and I stand by it.
T
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 13-04-21, 07:08 PM
leigh kitchen's Avatar
leigh kitchen leigh kitchen is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7,024
Default

Oh well, that's this thread crashed and burned then.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg OYZFP62IHBGRBDMYSGV43UXPEU.jpg (41.5 KB, 51 views)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 13-04-21, 08:02 PM
grenadierguardsman's Avatar
grenadierguardsman grenadierguardsman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,267
Default

I am surprised this thread didn't get removed, like mine did. Upset one person and the post gets deleted, upset a Nation and it doesn't.....
Andy
__________________
Leave to carry on Sir please.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 13-04-21, 08:14 PM
Fatherofthree's Avatar
Fatherofthree Fatherofthree is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 1,379
Default

Unfortunately, that is now very typical of this country: upset a minority and laws/thoughts/actions/way of life and many other aspects of what this country was and had, are changed in order to pacify the minority and the lily livered snowflakes who complain in the first instance.

Regards.

Brian
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 13-04-21, 08:54 PM
Hoot Hoot is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 1,339
Default

I'm British through and through, I'm not a snowflake, a wimp, a woke whinger or anything else like that. I'm extremely proud of my country and it's history. However, I can't help wondering what the reaction of British forum members would be if one of the French members took the piss out of Boris or the Ginger Whinger who's just flown in for the funeral on Saturday. For the record it wasn't me who complained.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:54 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.